If you’re a “Star Wars” fan, you’ll want to see this video, a three-minute-long jaunt behind the scenes of the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” directed by J.J. Abrams. The film picks up where George Lucas’s original “Star Wars” films left off. Original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford — who played Luke Skywalker, Pricess Leia, and Han Solo, respectively, in the originals — all appear in the new film.
“Everything’s changed, but nothing’s changed,” said a bearded Hamill on the set.
The reel begins with twinkling, soft music and features desert scenes, the interiors of space ships, and characters such as R2D2 and Jaba the Hutt. The preview moves into the familiar theme song while the actors talk about filming, and the special-effects crew shows off their skills. It ends with Harrison Ford getting seated in what appears to be the Millennium Falcon.
The short film was originally shown during a “Star Wars” program at Comic Con in San Diego, and was released online Saturday morning. The full-length movie is due in theaters Dec. 18.
Watch the reel here: